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In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat - The New York Times

When top-dollar travelers switch planes in Atlanta, New York and other cities, Delta ferries them between terminals in a Porsche, what the airline calls a “surprise-and-delight service.” Last month, Walt Disney World began offering after-hours access to visitors who want to avoid the crowds. In other words, you basically get the Magic Kingdom to yourself.

When Royal Caribbean ships call at Labadee, the cruise line’s private resort in Haiti, elite guests get their own special beach club away from fellow travelers — an enclave within an enclave....From cruise ship operators and casinos to amusement parks and airlines, the rise of the 1 percent spells opportunity and profit.
income_inequality  social_classes  social_stratification  exclusivity  affluence  luxury  high_net_worth  The_One_Percent  caste_systems  travel  airline_industry  airports  concierge_services  enclaves  theme_parks  Disney  casinos  delighting_customers  top-tier  cruise_ships  Royal_Caribbean 
april 2016 by jerryking
Can Cruise Industry Catch Pricing Wave? -
MARCH 23, 2010 | Wall street Journal | By KELLY EVANS. Can Cruise Industry Catch Pricing Wave?
travel  cruise_ships  pricing 
april 2010 by jerryking
What It Takes to Operate the World's Biggest Cruise Ship -
MARCH 3, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By SARAH NASSAUER. In
One Day, the World's Largest Cruise Ship Prepares to Set Sail, with 700
Tons of Supplies, 80,000 Beers, and One Bagpiper
tourism  cruise_ships  travel 
march 2010 by jerryking

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